Three Arab universities ranked 251-300: Alexandria University, the American University of Sharjah, and the United Arab Emirates University.
The American University in Cairo ranked 301-350.
Universities in the next group (351-400) included the Lebanese University, the University of Baghdad, the University of Jordan, and the University of Sharjah.
Three other Egyptian universities were among the top 500 in this subject: the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport and Mansoura University (both ranked 401-450), and Helwan University (451-500).
Civil and Structural Engineering
The top 100 programmes in civil and structural engineering included three at Arab institutions: Cairo University, King Abdulaziz University, and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, all in the 51-100 group. They were followed by the American University of Beirut and the American University of Sharjah, both ranked 101-150.
Four Arab universities ranked 151-200: Ain Shams University, Alexandria University, King Saud University, and Qatar University. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Khalifa University, and the United Arab Emirates University followed in the 201-220 group.
In this category too, Saudi universities advanced, with KFUPM coming in 54th and KAUST ranking 84th among some 400 programmes ranked worldwide.
Two other Saudi universities ranked in the 101-150 group: King Abdulaziz University and King Saud University.
Qatar University also improved its position in the rankings, reaching the 151-200 group this year, compared to 201-250 the year before.
Three of the region’s universities were ranked in the 201-250 group: the American University of Beirut, Cairo University, and Khalifa University. Four others ranked 301-350: the American University of Sharjah, Sultan Qaboos University, the United Arab Emirates University, and the University of Baghdad.
Alexandria University and the Lebanese University were in the 351-400 group.
Computer Science and Information Systems
Only one Arab university ranked among the top 100 programmes in computer science and information systems: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University, which came in 56th out of 670 programmes ranked.
Twenty-eight programmes at Arab universities were ranked in this subject. Five were in the 151-200 block. They were KAUST, KFUPM, King Saud University, Cairo University, and Qatar University.
In the 201-250 group were Jordan University of Science and Technology, the University of Jordan, the American University of Beirut, and the United Arab Emirates University. They were followed by Khalifa University (251-300), the Lebanese University (301-350), and Ain Shams University (351-400).
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Some universities new on the top 500 list included Jordan’s Princess Sumaya University for Technology (401-450), and Saudi Arabia’s Umm Al-Qura University, Alexandria University, the American University in Cairo, the American University of Sharjah, all ranking 451-500.
The Emirates’ Zayed University was in the next group, 501-550.
The University of Baghdad, Jordan’s Yarmouk University, Kuwait’s American University of the Middle East, Kuwait University, the Lebanese American University, and the University of Sharjah were all in the 551-600 group
Programmes at universities in four Arab countries ranked in the 601-650 group: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Egypt’s Helwan University and Mansoura University, Lebanon’s Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University.
Apart from Egypt, no other North African nations made it to this year’s QS ranking by subject. War-torn Syria and Yemen were also missing.